Jacob Downs

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Service Record

Centerville Iowa Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service 2017 - September 15, 2022[1]
Salary $63,214 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Terminated[3]

Incident Reports

2021 Death of Kevin Arbogast

Response Timeline

On December 3, 2021, the state Attorney General ruled that the actions of the officers were justified.[4]

2022 Misconduct

On August 31, 2022, the department received information of alleged misconduct by Downs.[5]

Downs sent an explicit video while on duty.[3]

Downs was having a sexual relationship with a known criminal.[3]

Response Timeline

On September 1, 2022, Downs was placed on paid administrative leave.[1]

After the initial allegations, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation investigated Downs, but found no criminal behavior.[5]

The Centerville Police Department conducted an internal administrative investigation.[5]

On September 15, 2022, Downs was fired for violating department policies covering Conduct Unbecoming, Consorting, Acts or Statements, and Ethical Standards.[5][6]

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